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in a place called "the situation room." >>> happening now, tech giants coming to the rescue of the obama care website as its ongoing failures take a toll on the president's poll numbers. >>> also, why won't the white house let congress hear from some survivors of the deadly terror attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi? >>> and a huge turnaround by the faa. a new rule will change the way almost all of us fly. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> they are some of the biggest names in tech. google, oracle, red hat. we just learned that dozens of their experts are taking part in what's being called a tech surge to try to fix the mountain of problems plaguing the obama care website. among the latest, a total crash that kept the site down for a full day and a half. now there are signs the obama care debacle is taking a serious toll on the president's approval numbers as well. cnn's athena jones begins our coverage this hour at the white house. what's the latest over there? >> reporter: hi, wolf. well, obama care is getting a lot of the attention but the white house is in damage co
it again. the new book is called "double down, game change 2012" and loaded with details how the obama campaign explained dumping joe biden and reed got the idea reid didn't pay income tax and more. the book doesn't come out until next week but jonathan martin has all the incite details and joins us now. it's fascinating on your reporting in this. how serious were they looking into having hillary clinton be the vice president? >> it was serious, not that it was intentionally polled and focused grouped. campaigns don't spend the money unless they are seriously exploring something. it was only known but about a half dozen of the top obama senior advisors, people like david axle rod and most notably the chief of staff william daily, then chief of staff who became close to joe biden. they are similar age, similar background. >> similar background. you talked to him? >> i talked hto him on the phon and he confirmed saying he thought it was his due diligence as chief of staff to explain the possibility of what she would mean for obama in 201. they concluded she wouldn't add a substantial eff
our work cut out for us. we need to send barack obama back to chicago. i would like to send him back to kenya. [ applause ] >> that was at a north texas tea party event about two months before mitt romney lost the presidential election and of course it was long after president obama had produced his birth certificate showing that unlike either raphael cruz, sr., or junior, he was actually born in the united states. joining me now are msnbc political analyst steve schmidt, senior adviser on the mccain '08 campaign and joy reid, nbc contributor. this latest video about him wanting to send president obama as he puts it back to kenya was pulled out today. it's been around. they highlighted it. and then the senator put out a statement saying he doesn't -- his father doesn't speak for him. >> it's so precious when the guy whose son was born in canada does birther jokes. that's adorable. it highlights without the media officially there kind of the way conservatives are talking amongst themselves. and that really is the problem. the problem is even with the 47% video, this was mitt romney be
. >> sad, right? >> scrooge is what it is. >> let's keep going. i don't want to do the obama care story. >> we missed you yesterday. it was incredible watching you there. somebody said something about grown men. i said the morning after your team wins, there are no grown men. >> the night your team wins there are no grown men. >> one was, in some ways as fun or more fun than seeing the green monster and into the up field. >> we were throwing balls off the green monster and to the base. >> like children. >> a lot of fun going inside the green monster. speaking of trick or treating, we lived on the upper west side for awhile. then we moved to places undisclosed, then we were chased back into the city because of the hurricane last year and snowstorm the year before. we always did 69th street on upper west side. have you done that before? >> i haven't. >> that is the coolest street. >> there's a couple blocks like that in manhattan. low 70s in lexington where they do it. everybody on the street gets together and they turn the block into an amazing halloween fantasy. >> that's what this is.
. >>> did president obama seriously consider replacing vice president biden with hillary clinton? and how does mr. obama really feel about former president clinton. fascinating details. >>> and using electronics for the flying masses. >>> plus a really bad day for this $300,000 ferrari. and sights and sounds of a healthy and happy halloween 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin with the story of ten who escaped a bus crash unharmed. it toppled off a bridge into a fast moving creek in douglas, kansas. it landed on its side. all the children on board were under the anyone ge of 13. older kids are credited with helping the younger ones escape through a roof hatch. >> there was all screaming and stuff and then me and my friend were telling them to calm down and stuff. >> i was scared, but i really wasn't and my friends, i tried to put them first to get them out of the water. >> at the same time, the 64-year-old bus driver called 911, he was later treated for hypotherm hypothermia. this morning the kansas highway patrol is investigating why he drove on a water covered bridge.
, everyone. president obama wrapping up a speech on the economy. hi, everyone, i'm gretchen carlson. welcome to "the real story." the president under fire, though, for his signature accomplishment, speaking in d.c. as he tries to move away from the messy rollout of obama care. >> because you've heard repeatedly today and you will hear, undoubtedly, after i leave this stage, america is open for business. and businesses have responded. you know, after a decade in which many jobs left the united states to go overseas, now we're seeing companies starting to bring jobs back. >> so, let's take a look at some key economic numbers that seem to be all over the place, quite frankly. the stock market flirting with a week of record highs, despite a lackluster report on retail sales. and gas prices dropping to an average of $3.28 per gallon, down almost a quarter from last year. but milk prices may be about to soar, or sour, depending on how you look at it. joining me now, melissa francis, host of "money with melissa francis" on the fox business network. what do you make of this up-and-down economy we're
president joe biden and his blunt assessment of the obama care rollout. >> he and i are neither technology geeks, and we assumed that it was up and ready to run. >> reporter: so queue the apology tour. >> i take full responsibility. >> i'm accountable. >> i want to apologize. ♪ >> reporter: sorry, sorry, sorry. ♪ i'm sorry >> reporter: stop apologizing and just get it done. i'm carol costello and you're in "the newsroom." ♪ i'm sorry that i was such a fool ♪ ♪ i didn't know love could be so cruel ♪ >>> we'll continue on the apology tour in a little bit but first good morning everyone. i'm carol costello. on this halloween, something wicked is haunting the holiday. oh, hail and strong winds rip across kansas, floodwaters rush across central texas, scary weather has spooked some cities into canceling or rescheduling their plans. millions of other kids still in the path of a storm are holding their breath, knowing their own trick-or-treating plans may be washed away. >> if you're going to have schools letting out, kids getting ready, parents getting ready to take their children tr
to appaologizapologiz. >> the obama care website apology tour. but what's next? can the website really be fixed by the end of the month? >> if you use the internet, you probably use dole and yahoo! something you need to hear about the tech giants and nsa spying. google says it's outraged. this is "around the world" on cnn. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael homes. thanks for your company today. welcome to our international viewers. >> waiting for the white house briefing, they'll respond to the latest nsa spying allegations and expect to comment on the problems with the obama care website. live as soon as it happens. keep a close eye on the white house. >>> we're all familiar with when you get on the plane, shut off your cell phone, turn off the gadgets, anything with a power button, turn it off. it's been that way for years but things are about to change. at least in the u.s. >> yes. federal airline officials made this big announcement today. just a couple of hours ago. looks like the airline's going to have to change the preflight videos. >> clear. insert mobile phones and electronic device
president obama seriously consider replacing vice president biden with hillary clinton? and how does mr. obama feel about former president clinton? fascinating details from the guys who brought you "game change." >>> new airline rules about electronics thrill the flying masses. >>> plus, a really bad day for this $300,000 ferrari, and the sights an sounds of the very healthy and seemingly happy halloween 2013. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 1st. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin with the harrowing story of ten children who escaped a bus crash unharmed. their bus toppled off a bridge thursday into a fast moving creek in douglas, kansas. it landed on its side half submerged in the water. all the children on board were under the age of 13, the youngest just 6 years old. the older kids are credited with helping the younger ones escape through a roof hatch. >> they were all screaming and stuff and me and my friend told them to calm down and stuff. >> i was scared but i really wanted -- my friends, i tried to put them f
obama care documents have gone on to a full-on congressional subpoena. today the house of the oversight committee congressman darrell issa has announced he has subpoenaed for paperwork relating to the "troubled launch" of the congressman just talked to cnn about what kind of documents exactly he's seeking. >> we've had contractors give us proof that, in fact, briefings were made in a timely fashion that showed, some of them had been aired. showed that, in fact, they weren't ready. they knew they weren't ready. jay carney said the president was shown this website ahead of time as though it was ready. so, figuring out who inside the organization knew but failed to communicate is important, but, more importantly, because so many other areas including the risk of private information coming out in a website that isn't ready. we really need to ask those questions and see what's internally going on. >> here is the department's response to the susubpoena. since october 10th, the committee has made five separate requests for a wide-range of documents, their timeline was not feasi
with president obama for u.s. military and intelligence assistance to put down the violent insurgency that's gotten worse since the u.s. pulled out of there two years ago. thousands of iraqis have been killed in bombings that have become almost routine and really have never gone away since the height of the war after the u.s.-lead invasion. the president said he made no promises. >>> tonight u.s. and pakistani officials say an american drone strike has killed a big target, the leader of the taliban in pakistan. hakeem molamasoud is believed to had $5 million u.s. bounty on his head. he's believed to have been behind that failed car bombing in times square back in 2010. his death, if confirmed, comes as drone strikes are under scrutiny for the often killing innocent civilians nearby. >>> as we reported last night there is a new bombshell of a book about to come out that's revealing some of the best-kept secrets of the most recent race for the white house from republican back stabbing to president obama's feelings about president clinton to a possible move to switch running mates. nbc's andr
was, elect obama/clinton for 2012. turns out the obama campaign considered bumping joe biden from the ticket last year and replacing him with hillary clinton. obama's former chief of staff confirms that a switch was discussed as were many options but he says it was never considered seriously. jay carney says the president dismissed the idea out of hand. i know for a fact that president obama never considered this, never thought about it, never entertained it. the vice president has been a partner of his from the 2008 campaign on, an excellent governing partner and excellent campaign partner. so again, campaigns test everything but as the book itself says this was never considered by the president. >> obama's former senior adviser, david plouffe, also denies any serious intent. plouffe tweeted "never any, any consideration of vice president of hillary rodham clinton switch." >>> congress is ramping up its investigation into the terror attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, as you'll recall, four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya tide in that ferocious atta
the nsa could potentially tap president obama's phone. and in russia, nsa leaker edward snowden appears to have a new job working for a website. his attorney says snowden starts later this month, but did not name the company. some have speculated it could be russia's answer to facebook which publicly offered him a job earlier this year. >>> mark halperin and john heilemann once again set to shake up the political word. new details on double down are now leaking to the press. remember the rumors that the obama administration was considering booting vice president biden off the ticket in favor of hillary clinton? you thought it was crazy cable news chatter. not so much. obama's chief of staff at the time william daley was actively pushing the idea and his quote, he was vocal about looking in to a whole bunch of things and this was one of them. you have to remember at that point the president was in awful shape so we were like holy christ, what do we do. that's a quote. fortunately for the vice president, research suggested the move was not going to help the president's chances. also in th
can go to facing into and twitter and weigh in. is obama care a trick or a treat? right now 62% of you say trick. 38% of you have the right answer saying a at any rate. the debate continues online at from the left i'm dan jones. >> from the right i'm newt gingrich. join us tomorrow for another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> the truth about obama care. democrats turn on the white house tonight. plus, shocking comments made by senator ted cruz' father. should the son be held accountable? and testimony from the macneill trial. the daughter believes her father kill her mother. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront," democrats turn on the white house. the top obama officials got an earful from senate democrats during a closed door meeting about the obama care website fiasco. the white house now in damage control mode. republicans saying we told you so. we begin our coverage with dana bash. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> march 2010. then minority leader john boehner came to the house floor
for president obama in 2012. >> the political bombshell that everybody is talking about this morning. the explosive new report revealing there was talk of dumping vice president biden for hillary clinton. >>> justice for kj is coming! >> the launch of an investigation into the mysterious death of a teenager who was found in a rolled-up mat inside his high school gymnasium. >> happy friday! >> i'm michaela pereira in for zorai zoraida. >> i'm john berman. >> it feels like it's still october. >>> deadly and ferocious flooding in central texas. more than a thousand homes evacuated, heavy rain sending creeks and rivers over their banks and into communities already devastated by a punishing drought and awful conditions there. at least two people were killed overnight. plenty of pictures. dramatic rescues. some by helicopter. they were playing out in neighborhood after neighborhood. >> my dogs kept making noise and i thought, shh, a couple times and then i heard dripping, and so i got up and, you know, the carpet is wet and it just got worse and worse and worse. >> the water came too fast.
from the 2012 campaign trail. it seems top obama aides secretly considered dumping vice president biden from the re-election tick net favor of hillary clinton. the bombshell coming from a new book quoted in "the new york times." brianna keilar has been looking into all of this. talk about setting washington abuzz this morning, brianna. >> reporter: it sure is, kate, already. former top aides to the president are clashing over whether this even happened. but this new book confirms what was once only speculation, that an obama/clinton ticket was a real possibility for 2012. in the spotlight, a president united with his vice president the year before his re-election. >> my outstanding vice president, joe biden is here. >> reporter: but behind the scenes with obama's prospects for a second term in doubt, top aides reportedly considered replacing biden with hillary clinton on the 2012 ticket. >> how serious were they looking into having hillary clinton be the vice president? >> it was serious enough that it was intentionally polled and focus grouped. >> the president didn't know them about p
. >> president obama of course speaking in the past hour at a conference in washington designed to attract foreign investment. the president did not talk about the problems with the health care rollout today, but these comments come at a time our new nbc news "wall street journal poll" shows americans are increasingly unconfident in the president. our poll shows the president's approval rating is now at an all-time low of 42%. that is down from 52% in our poll in january. it's approaching, according to the pollsters, president george w. bush's territory. he went from a high of 75% in 2001 to 39% at this same point in his second term. but if the president's numbers are bad, the numbers for the republicans are worse. the image of the republican party hit another all-time low. just 22% see the gop positively. 53% view the party negatively. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us. kristen, the president was in massachusetts yesterday discussing the health care rollout and his optimism for the process and ultimately what the american people who are uninsured will get in the e
and that contrasted with the obama administration's reports of more than 6 million unique -- that's a big -- >> i understand why they don't want to give out the numbers. >> the health and human services department has said it won't release enrollment figures until mid november. >> they're probably better off that way. >> that's what sebelius said. >> mid november, i'd do -- >> jan 1? >> yeah. mid 2015 and see what happens. >>> we have other news, president obama has reportly ordered the nsa to stop eavesdropping on joe kernen. no, stop eaves dropping on the headquarters of the imf and world bank. the order is said to be the latest move, of course, by the white house to demonstrate its willingness to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of weeks by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> a number of comments about janet yellen starting to come from the senate. richard shelby says he would oppose efforts to block her nomination with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerge. his comments come after senator rand paul said he instead to withhold her nomination. and senator lindsa
to you. connell: now let's get to these numbers on the president. president obama's job approval has dropped to an all-time low. 42% of americans approve, 41% disapprove. dagen: monica crowley fox news exhibitor and host, where does it go now that he has kind of been exposed for not telling the full truth about the health care law? review the over and over again for years. >> like your health care and your doctor, you can keep these things. now know it is not true. the "wall street journal" poll you just cited 42% jobs approval is deal with the gallup showed us yesterday which is 42% job approval p had clearly the trend is downward for him. they were polling the folks here before the lie became public news and started to really gain traction. for me, look, i think every president sort of has a basement level where he doesn't go any lower. george w. bush in the mid to upper 30s, presidents nixon during watergate same thing. obama's level a little bit higher, he is sort of a historic figure first black president, that might be built into it. 42% is a danger zone for any president. very
:30 p.m. bay area attacked companies are being called in to help fix the obama web site. >> it is just one of the problems so far with obama care. >> another example-- thousands of people say their health care coverage is getting canceled. all this as the president's approval rating falls. our political analyst with john us in a moment. but first grant lotus is here with more on what the white house hopes is a solution. >> the president is not messing around. he has hired engineers from three of the biggest and best attack companies in the world to help fix the obama care web site. >> bay area based oracle and google are joined by red hat--which is headquartered in north carolina. >> this comes after computer problems have been preventing people from signing up for government mandated health care insurance. >> even worse new concerns that the web site lacks of the security needed to protect the sensitive information of people looking for insurance. the obamas administration says the website will be running smoothly by the end of november. >> thousands of californians are
11th. >> interesting stories. president obama's campaign considered dropping vice president joe biden from the 2012 ticket. his potential replacement then secretary of state hillary clinton. the bombshell details were revealed in the new book of the 2012 campaign. it is called double down game change 2013. the focus group sessions were held and polling was also done in late 2011 but they dropped the idea because aids determined there would be no significant political boost. it is all about politics. interesting stuff there. >> in thursday night football action the cincinnati benningals took on miami dolphins. miami down by 3 a great catch by brian heart line sets up a game tieing field goal attempt. they nailed the field goal tieing up the game sendli ing it into over time. he drops back and gets taken down in the end zone for the game winning safety. the dolphins winning 22-20. >> they are always so good at sports. we will call it for you. >> major change for air travelers to tell you about. passengers were now be able to use most electronic devices through out the entire flight. wny
the obama care debacle, cbs news reveals just how rough the health care rollout really was and this morning what the white house is doing to turn it around. >>> did vice president joe biden nearly lose his spot on the ticket to hillary clinton? bill daley was there and he takes us inside the oval office. >>> and this is not your normal yard sale. oprah -- that would be winfrey -- tells us why she's selling part of her estate. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> there was water rushing in front of our driveway. >> we lost everything. >> deadly storms sweep across the nation. >> powerful systems sweep from maine to louisiana. >> the storm will hammer the northeast today. >> there was a tornado or two. >> more than a foot of rain leading to dozens of rescues. >> this is crazy. >> releasing documents just six americans enrolled for obama care on day one. >> the government hoping to sign up 7 million people during the enrollment period. >> strongly considered replacing joe biden with hillary clin
out in times square now. >>> to washington now. and the revelation that the obama campaign secretly considered bypassing joe biden as president obama's running mate for the 2012 election in favor of hillary clinton. jon karl has that from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the idea of replacing joe biden with hillary clinton was the subject of endless political speculation in the early days of the campaign. and now this soon to be released book says that some of the president's top advisers actually talked about doing it. it's the dream team many democrats started wishing for, even before barack obama won the nomination in 2008. obama chose joe biden instead and did just fine. but as the president was gearing up for re-election, a sluggish economy and bad poll numbers had at least some of his top advisers thinking it might be time to play the hillary card. according to "double down" a new book by mark halperin and john heilemann, some of obama's top advisers secretly discussed replacing biden with hillary clinton and even conducted polling and focus gro
six americans enrolled for obama care on day one. >> the government hoping to sign up 7 million people during the enrollment period. >> strongly considered replacing joe biden with hillary clinton. >> 12 students and their driver are okay after the bus tumbled off a bridge into a creek in wichita, kansas. >> a bomb threat aboard united express forced to make a landing. >> we went down fast. >> police apparently have video of him smoking crack. >> a beluga whale had fun pranking a young boy. >> all that -- >> in the end zone. >> three finishes. >> happy halloween. >> look, everybody. a shirtless putin on a horse. >> celebrates halloween at the white house. >> they greeted little ghouls and goblins and handed out candy. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> the faa announced people can use cell phones and ipads. in related news, everybody was already doing that. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" brought to you by toyota. let's go places. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning to you, charlie. happy friday. >> one month ago the obama administration launc
about obama care website >> it was released by white house republicans who say it shows how bad it was operating right after it came on-line. we get details from steve portnoy. >> reporter: it's an inside look in to how difficult it was to sign up in the first days of notes from war room sessions on october 2nd and 3rd are an early catalog of glitches. documents released by the house oversight committee suggest six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. by the end of the second day, after millions tried to log on, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says these numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from t
urine as you like to say. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, is the president losing his power? mr. obama taking a tumble in the polls. the world leader, the other one who's stealing his thunder. >>> also -- >> reporter: and dozens of undergrads in the same dorm get sick with the same symptoms at virtually the same time. i'm live at stanford university. we'll have the latest on the investigation coming up. >>> and silicon valley to the rescue. the bay area companies that are coming to help fix the obama care website. [ will ] on my right is the new dodge durango. she's got it all. including 25 em-puh-guh's highway. what? em-pe-juh, muhpuhguh? muh-puh-guh's? muh -- em-puh-guh's? em-pee-gee's? 25 em-pe-guh, em-puh-guh's. i'm saying it right, but it just doesn't sound familiar. hmm. ♪ >>> a medical mystery is unfolding on the stanford campus tonight. more than 50 students are suffering from the same illness. nbc bay area is live on the stanford campus with the latest. arturo, any idea what it is? >> reporter: let me put it to you this way. the early reports were pointing the finger at food
of that makes a difference. yesterday obama was on tv talking, we stop insurance companies from discriminating against women. well, women go to the doctor much more often. maybe they're smart or maybe they're hypochondriacs, we don't know. stuart: and i have to watch your show tonight to see if you're taking that left ward lurch. and you're pounding the table on the side effects of obamacare. we've got that and the lack of competition. i'm going to run a short clip of what you're talking about. >> central planning. stuart: central planning, roll it. >> here is the president signing obamacare. politicians and activists were so happy. now, everyone will be covered. trouble is, covering everyone means less competition. we need that competition in health care because when you don't have real competition, you get products like, well, remember these? these are the car made by east germans made of plastic. it was a terrible car. you had to put the oil and gas in separately and shake the car to mix them. it's hard to drive, it spews pollution. yet, it was the pride of east germany. the waiting list to
they need. he said it won't be fixed until congress passes a new budget. >> the obama administration said the health care website should be working smoothly by the end of the month. experts said they were able to make progress despite computer crashes. on thursday a house committee released documents showing only six people were able to enroll on october 1st but three million tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and said it'll release a accurate count in a couple of weeks. >>> a health care plan in alameda has been removed. it was one of 12 options available on the exchange. it was removed because it failed to get a necessary state license by the october 31st deadline. the state has told people who signed up with it that they must now pick another company. they could get back in to the exchange but it's not clear when. >>> later today there will be a covered california workshop and health fair in san jose. people will be able to get help with enrolling and also get blood pressure, dental and vision check ups. that event runs from ten to two at cherry wood
in the west. it's friday november 1st 2013. welcome to cbs this morning. inside the obama care debacle, cbs news reveals how tough the health care roll out really was. this morning what the white house is doing to turn it around. >> did vice president joe biden nearly lose his spot on the ticket to hillary clinton? chief of staff bill daley was there and takes us inside the oval office. >> this is certainly not your normal yard sale. only on cbs this morning, oprah winfrey tells us why she is selling off parts of her estate. >> today's eyeopener, your world in 90 seconds. >> water rushing like a river in front of our driveway. >> we lost everything. >> deadly storms sweep across the nation. >> a powerful system stretching from maine to louisiana. >> killing at least three people. >> the storm will hammer the area. >> a tornado or two. >> nearly a foot of rain leading to dozens of rescues. they released documents indicating how many americans enrolled for obama care on day one. hoping to sign up 7 million people. >> it's not going to work and it's exploding in front of our
. >> john miller, thank you. >>> to the struggling obama care website. is being taken offline daily from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time for repairs. cbs is learning the administration knew of the risk well before last month. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. three years ago a trusted obama health care white house warned the white house it was losing control of aobama care. the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored. david cutler, who worked on the obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top white house economic adviser larry summers in may 2010, "i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." he wrote "no one was in charge who had experience in any complex business startups" we worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. >> you need to have the people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration
house it was losing control of obama care. a letter obtained said strong leadership was missing and representation was in jeopardy. warning signs were ignored. >> cutler worked on the 2008 campaign and valued health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to larry summers in may 2010. i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out. cutler wrote no one was in charge that had experience in complex business start ups. he worried basic regulation, technology and policy and coordination would fail. you need people that understand how to work in the administration and people a that understand how to start and build a business. unfortunately they didn't get all of those people together. >> the white house dismissed these and other warnings. it relied on bureaucrat and senior health care advisors. fearful of constant attacks from republicans, the white house became secretive about the law's complexity and regulatory reach. >> it's frustrating. any time you want to see something succeed
, would increase taxes by $1 trillion. president obama got his tax increase on the fiscal cliff deal of january 2013. we increased taxes. now is the time to focus on the other side of the ledger, the spending side. i remain cautious about plans to trade spending reductions that are in the law for the promise of spending cuts or entitlement reforms at some future date. i will not entertain so-called balanced plan that punishes small business and job creators with higher taxes in exchange for minor entitlement reforms that do not change the deficit or the debt trajectory of our country. if we're going to reform entitlement programs to ensure their viability for future generations, we should do just that. 's budget could be a starting point and should be considered. i am aware that there was a great deal of angst surrounding the sequester cuts, particularly those in defense. i am satisfied that defense is not a sacred cow. i will close by saying that if we can get the department of defense do have an accounting and audit practices and an up- to-date audit control system, we would have a
they accuse the obama administration of letting the civil war deepen. the u.s. ambassador to damascus denied those charges. >> there isn't a person on my team who doesn't feel frustrated by the syrian situation in general. >> i think our help to the opposition has been an embarrassment. and i kind it appalling that you would sit here and act as if we're doing the things we said we would do. >> reporter: meanwhile the un arab league special envoy, lakhdar brahimi has been meeting with syrian leaders. >> translator: the regime cannot stop the armed groups, and the armed groups cannot beat the regime and that is why there must be a political solution. >> reporter: for now the assad government needs to show international weapons monitors how it will destroy more than 13000 tons of toxic agent ammunition in order to meet its deadline by the middle of next year, and reassure the international community it won't use any of those weapons for any reason in the meantime. rosiland jordan al jazeera, washington. >>> while the chemical arsenal is being destroyed, the situation in syria remains critical .
% of americans approve of president obama's work, 51% disapproved. first time in this poll more americans disapprove and approve and you approve of either major party, 22% say a positive view of the gop, only 37% favor democrats. after a difficult government shutdowns stretch for republicans democrats are now facing opposition over the botched rollout of healthcare about god and americans losing their cheaper insurance plans despite the president's promises. some democrats are calling to delay a key piece of obamacare and with that senate aides say chief of staff dennis mcdonald dean shoes of fixing and marilyn catheter are meeting with senate democrats this afternoon. president obama continues defending his promise that americans can't keep their insurance. stuart: if you are getting one of these letters just shop around in the new marketplace. that is what it is for. because of the tax credit we are offering in the competition between insurers most people are going to be able to get better comprehensive health care plans for the same price or cheaper than projected. you a
a political bombshell just emerging tonight. was president obama really considering running for re-election without joe biden? >>> we are back with a story finally getting more attention. the mysterious death of a high school football player in georgia and his parents who are convinced this was no accident. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on the disturbing evidence and the strange case and the video tape that may be the key to all of it. >> reporter: newly released surveillance video shows small glimpses of kendrick johnson's final hours. the 17-year-old known as k.j. is seen entering his high school gym in georgia in january. >> we've got a body in the high school here. there is a dead body up here. >> reporter: the video does not show how the body ended up here inside a rolled up gym mat in a lonely space just over 14 inches wide. >> we have to fight for him because if we don't fight no one will. >> reporter: kenneth and jacqueline johnson believe their son was murdered and someone is trying to cover it up. >> we want justice and we're not stopping until we get justice. >> reporter
by president obama. -- mr. chairman, we need to provide the appropriations committee with certainty so they can craft bills so they have the possibility of becoming law. we must find ways to deal with our growing debt. there is much work ahead to solve our current fiscal crisis. i am hopeful we can find some smon common sense reform for the future of our children and grandchildren. in fact, we have cut discretionary spending in each of the last three years. a feat not accomplished since he 1940's. it is time for the ways and means and finance committee to do the same. mandatory spending programs comprise three quarters of all federal expenditures. at the same time, i find it quite hard to believe that everyone of these expenditures is necessary and could not be limited in some manner. i have been quoted as saying that revenue should be on the table in the course of the committee. i believe that it should. but not in some of the way that my friends from the other side should suggest. there are a number of pro-growth policies that could grow our economy. expanded oil and gas operations, and the l
. first to eamon javers in washington to explain how we got here. >> hi, tyler. the obama administration sees this one as a big win this week. remember that fiscal cliff deal that we had at the end of last year's crisis in washington? what they did was, they raised taxes, and they cut spending through the sequester. and that's had a fairly predictable result. it's been good for the deficit. take a look at this chart, and you'll see the deficit as a percent of gdp has gone down dramatically since 2009 when it was 9.2%. 2013, just 4.1%. 79% of the decrease the government says it due to tax receipts. record tax receipts in 2013, up $325 billion from 2012. that's up 13%. so the tax man is getting his cut of this improving economy and also as a result of those tax increases. that has led to this lowering of the u.s. deficit. that's something the obama administration says is a good thing. they feel like, you know, it's not getting enough attention here in all of this hullabaloo here in washington. >> a quick follow-up question if i might that kayla tausche raised. and that is all of the money
that president obama's approval rating is at 42%, lowest ever. president obama's signature legislative achievement, given the facts available today, is helping to bring him down. ed henry is live at the white house. the white house has expressed hope that it can get past these problems and quickly, ed. >> reporter: that's right. they're hoping the web site will not be something we're talking about in a few weeks. they made that mental to get it -- made that pledge to get it up and rung by the end of november, and would nothing more than to turn the page of that and focus on the substance of the law. jay carn yes, when i pressed him of the poll, suggesting the president's credibility is taking a hit, his approval rating down 42%, similar to fox news polling, at 41% approval, and specifically on a series of healthcare questions in the poll, suggested the law is becoming a little bit less popular and the president's credibility on the issue has taken a hit. jay carney says over time they hope to change the narrative because as more people get the benefits and see the positives, the think
reached out to two local engineers to help fix the obama care website. one of those engineers is from google and the other is from oracle. glitches have ranged from the site crashing to incorrect data appearing. it is the company's responsibility to serve all of their customers including the federal governnt's. >>> it happened last night when the man was walking his dog on a trail near larkspur drive. suddenly two stray dogs attacked. three neighbors heard the noise and ran out to help. the dogs turned on them. >> it was on my arm first. then i moved it away and moved my leg up. they got the back of my thigh. i kicked it and i ran. >> fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. an officer arrived and shot and killed one of the loose dogs. >>> new at 5:00, be careful. it might be the dorm food. more than 50 students are suffering from the same illness at stanford. what's the problem here? >> reporter: the santa clara county health department has been on campus for two days conducting their investigation. they are dealing with symptoms that are similar to the noro virus. they're going to sa
obama today at the white house. the prime minister is in washington, d.c. this week to ask for increased u.s. assistance to deal with an increased level of violence in iraq. in a speech at the institute of peace yesterday, the prime minister says it is in the interest of the entire world to prevent terrorists groups like al qaeda? top qaeda -- al qaeda to succeed in iraq. >>> people can place an order on apples website and wait for delivery or you can pick it up at a store. apple will start opening -- the price for the next generation ipad starts at $500. >>> exciting news pam. many skiers and snow borders from the bay area are heading up to the sierra today for the opening day. resort has had its snow making machines running around the clock. its the first resort in northern california to open its resorts. it will be open from noon until 8:00 tonight. lift ticket are only $20. i'm leaving right after the newscast. crews will reevaluate and see if they will stay open for the weekend. >> that is exciting news. a lot of people head up for thanksgiving. it looks like it will be a great sho
obama care website. is being taken offline daily from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time for repairs. cbs is learning the administration knew of the risk well before last month. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. three years ago a trusted owebama health care white house warned the white house it was losing control of aobama care. the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored. david cutler, who worked on the obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top white house economic adviser larry summers in may 2010, "i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." he wrote "no one was in charge who had experience in any complex business startups" we worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. >> you need to have the people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who
insurance policies are being cancelled under obama care. in the past couple of months, blue shield of california 119,000 and kaiser permanente and hundred and 60,000. they applied to individual policies purchases the affordable care act was signed in 2010. consumer advocates say in some cases these were junk policies that did it cost much but didn't cover much either. under the new law, all plans will have to include at least in basic services such prescription drugs, mental health services and maternity care. we will be right back. and coming up our tech report with gate slate. and for the kron4 tech report with kate slate. >>: the morning. twitter just added a new feature that has a lot of users of sat to treat this woman just got in big trouble for wearing of google glass and amazon has alleged a great new program that makes it easy to give to charity. here's a look. twitter just added eight model preview. pictures and videos that people you follow will show up in your twitter feet as a visual preview. before you would have to click on the media like to see the picture are video
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